LANCASTER, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall recorded its fifth straight win Friday night in the annual F&M Scramble, defeating Ithaca College 3-0 in straight sets. With the win, the Diplomats improve to 7-7, while the Bombers drop to 8-9.
The opening set went back and forth before F&M pulled away to record a 25-18 victory. The next two sets played out in a similar fashion, with the Diplomats notching 25-17 victories in both sets.
Julie Harvey paced the Diplomat offense once again, tallying 13 kills and a .400 hitting percentage. Sydney Seydel added nine kills, and had a .261 hitting percentage. Kerry Rom and Katy May turned in solid defensive performances, with 12 kills apiece.
In the other match this evening, Marywood defeated Frostburg St., 22-25, 11-25, 25-19, 25-18, 20-18.
The tournament will conclude tomorrow, with F&M taking on Marywood at 11 a.m., and Frostburg St. at 1:30 p.m. The other matches will feature Frostburg against Ithaca at 11 a.m., and Marywood against Ithaca at 1:30 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall def. Ithaca 25-18,25-17,25-17
Ithaca (8-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kate THOENE 8-0-2; Chelsea HAYES 5-0-0; Karin EDSALL 4-1-0; Jessica HOEFFNER 3-0-0; Marissa WEIL 3-0-1; Elizabeth PREVITE 0-2-0; Nicki READIE 0-1-0; Totals 23-4-3.0. (Assists) - Marissa WOODCOME 18. (Dig leaders) - Chelsea HAYES 12; Nicki READIE 7
Franklin & Marshall (7-7) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 13-0-4; Kerry Rom 9-1-1; Sydney Seydel 9-0-1; Heather Letzkus 5-0-1; Caitlin Krutsick 4-4-0; Caroline Hubbard 3-1-1; Lis Power 0-1-0; Totals 43-7-6.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 35. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 12; Kerry Rom 12; Lis Power 10; Caitlin Krutsick 9; Caroline Hubbard 8